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So we were given another mini-assignment from Ramona and that is too read one of the books from the following list of books:

1.) Collapse, jared diamond
2.) Bowling Alone, robert putnam
3.) A Short History of Progress
4.) Alone Together, sherry turkle
5.) The Roving Mind, Isaac Assimov
6.) A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change, john seeley brown

From this list I picked Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond. This book is explained pretty well in the title but this book looks at understanding societal collapses and how environmental issues can contribute to this. One example of this is ‘Easter Island’ which is a Polynesisan island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, made by the early Rapanui people. Within Diamond’s book he suggest due to environmental degradation, extreme deforestation destabilized the Eco-system, and other issues lead to the fall of the Rapanui civilization.

I look forward to reading this book and making notes while I read. I am able to read this book on my tablet this go around as well (yaya me).


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